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India's Sensex breaches 30k mark, first time in 2 years

The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) logo is seen at the BSE building in Mumbai, India, January 25, 2017. Photograph: (Reuters)

Reuters Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Apr 05, 2017, 10.48 AM (IST)

Indian shares clocked a record closing high on Wednesday helped by a rally in auto and realty stocks, while investors awaited a central bank policy meet due this week.

The Nifty ended 0.30 per cent higher at 9,265.15. Earlier in the day, the index hit 9273.9, its highest ever.

The benchmark Sensex closed up 0.21 per cent at 29,974.24 after breaching the 30,000 mark earlier in the session for the first time since March 4, 2015.

 

BSE Sensex closed higher by 64 points, or 0.21%, to 29,974, while the Nifty 50 rose 27 points, or 0.30%, to 9,265 (WION)

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